This is an index of all the dash cams we have ever reviewed, plus those we’ve had a good look at but didn’t have the opportunity to do a full review. The links will take you to our complete reviews of each dashboard camera model, where you will find detailed specs, video samples, and a list of various online vendors for comparing prices.
Dash cams that we are currently recommending (in 2019) are marked individually. For a glossary of some of the terms and abbreviations used, scroll down to the end of this page.
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70mai 1S (2018) - low-cost stealthy dash cam with Wi-Fi 808 #32 DR32 (2013) - low-cost dash cam with tripod screw mount A118 (2014) - low-cost discreet dash cam A118-C (2014) - like A118, with capacitor ABEO HDVR-150 (2013) - 720p dash cam that clips onto rear-view mirror ABEO HDVR-180 (2014) - 1080p dash cam that clips onto rear-view mirror Acekool 4K (2018) - fake 4K dash cam Akaso Trace 1 (2019) - cheap taxi/uber cam, with mediocre and blurry night video Anker Roav C1 (2017) - low-cost wedge-shape dash cam with simple parking mode Anker Roav Duo (2019) - taxi/uber cam with poor video Apeman C450 Series A (2018) - very basic low-cost cam with mediocre video Aukey 4K DR02 J (2018) - fake 4K Aukey DR02 (2017) - easy to use low-cost wedge-shape dash cam Ausdom A261 (2016) - bulky low-cost dash cam with good video at day Azdome GS63H (2018) - fake 4K B40 (2014) - same as A118 B40-C (2014) - same as A118-C BlackSys CH-100B (2016) - decent 1080p+720p dual cam BlackSys CF-100 2CH (2014) - early 1080p+720p dual cam BlackVue DR430-2CH (2017) - overpriced 2x720p dual cam BlackVue DR450-1CH (2017) - reliable mid-price one-way dash cam BlackVue DR470-2CH (2017) - 1080p+720p at 15fps: rough but usable video BlackVue DR490-2CH (2017) - decent 2x1080p dual cam, replaced by DR590-2CH BlackVue DR490L-2CH (2017) - good 2x1080p dual cam with large touch screen BlackVue DR500GW-HD (2013) - early high-end single channel dash cam BlackVue DR550GW-2CH (2013) - 1080p+720p dual channel version of DR500GW BlackVue DR590 (2017) - mid-price 2x1080p dual cam with buffered parking mode BlackVue DR590W (2017) - DR590 with Wi-Fi BlackVue DR650GW-1CH (2014) - front camera only of DR650GW-2CH BlackVue DR650GW-2CH (2014) - high-end 1080p+720 dual channel dash cam BlackVue DR650GW-2CH IR (2014) - taxi cam version of DR650GW with infrared LEDs for interior use BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Truck (2014) - DR650GW with waterproof rear cam to mount outside BlackVue DR750LW-2CH (2014) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam with touch screen BlackVue DR750S-1CH (2017) - front camera only of DR750S-2CH BlackVue DR750S-2CH (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam with remote view over cloud ***** Recommended in 2020 BlackVue DR750S-2CH Truck (2017) - DR750S with waterproof infrared rear cam to mount outside **** Good Buy in 2020 BlackVue DR900S-1CH (2018) - front camera only of DR900S-2CH BlackVue DR900S-2CH (2018) - high-end 4K+1080p dual cam with remote view over cloud ***** Recommended in 2020 BlackVue DR900S-2CH Truck (2018) - DR900S with waterproof infrared rear cam to mount outside **** Good Buy in 2020 Blueskysea B1W (2017) - stealthy low-cost dash cam without screen Blueskysea B2W (2019) - mid-price taxi cam with decent video **** Good Buy in 2020 Crosstour CR750 (2018) - low-cost uber cam, unreliable Crosstour CR900 (2018) - low-cost 2x1080p dual dash cam DDPai M6 Plus (2016) - 1440p cam with unique style DOD F500LHD (2013) - early low-cost 1080p cam DOD LS300W (2013) - great video for the time DOS LS330W (2013) - LS300W plus external GPS DOD LS400W (2014) - less popular version of LS300W, different firmware DOD LS430W (2014) - great video, internal GPS DOD LS460W (2015) - great video for 2015 Dome D201 (2016) - bulky cam but records good 1440p video Dome DAB201 - same as Dome D201 DVR-027 (2013) - very early low-cost 720p cam, gaps between videos DVR-207 (2013) - upgrade of DVR-027, no more gaps DVR-207GS (2013) - DVR-207 plus G-sensor Falcon Zero F170 (2015) - popular but overpriced older dash cam Falcon Zero F-360 (2015) - early taxi cam with mediocre video quality FineVu CR-500HD (2013) - early high-end dash cam G1W (2013) - early low-cost cam G1WH (2013) - all-black version of G1W G1W-C (2013) - G1W plus capacitor G1W-CB (2013) - all-black version of G1W-C Garmin 20 (2015) - first Garmin cam, good video, relatively successful Garmin 55 (2018) - small 1440p cam but video quality and overheating issues Garmin 65W (2018) - small 1080p cam, mediocre night video, overheating issues Garmin 66W (2019) - average to fair video quality doesn't justify the high price Garmin nuviCam LMTHD (2016) - sat-nav with integrated dash cam, moderately successful GS1000 (2013) - historical low-cost dash cam GS6000 A7 (2013) - first 1296p dash cam, good video quality for the time GT300W (2014) - cheaper, unbranded version of LS300W; same quality GT550WS (2014) - unbranded version of LS330W (with GPS) HP F210 (2014) - decent 1080p video, bulky form-factor Itronics ITB-100HD Smart Plus (2013) - overpriced Korean cam with low video quality K1S (2015) - dual 1080p cam with tiny cameras separate from main unit K6000 (2013) - low-cost cam with poor night video KDLinks X1 (2015) - popular in the US due to good video and customer support LG Innotek LG521 (2017) - dual cam with 1080p+720p, underwhelming video for the price Lukas LK-7900 ACE (2013) - discreet high quality dash cam Lukas LK-7900 ARA (2015) - upgraded LK-7900 ACE with capacitor and OBD-II Lukas LK-7950 WD (2015) - early 2x1080p dual cam, large but no screen Lukas LK-9750 Duo (2015) - 2x1080p dual cam with 4" touch screen Mini 0801 (2013) - successful tiny low-cost 1080p dash cam with screen Mini 0803 (2014) - resolution upgraded to 1296p, but overheating issues Mini 0805 (2014) - tiny and reliable 1080p cam, was a huge success Mini 0806 (2014) - different casing than Mini 0801-0805. Supports CPL filter and 1296p Mini 0807 (2016) - had capacitor and buffered parking mode, but never took off Mini 0826 (2015) - largest casing of the series, 2560x1080p, moderately successful Mini 0901 (2015) - discontinued, issues with GPS Mini 0902 (2016) - issues with the first batch of units, discontinued Mini 0903 (2016) - smallest of the Mini series, excellent 1080p video, very successful Mini 0906 (2017) - tiny, reliable low-cost 2x1080p dual cam **** Good Buy in 2020 Mobius (2013) - tiny action cam without screen, also works as dash cam Nano Q - same as Mini 0903 NBDVRMIRROR - see "Nextbase Mirror" Nextbase 112 (2016) - low-cost 720p cam Nextbase 122 (2019) - low-cost 720p cam, not recommended Nextbase 212 Lite (2016) - basic 1080p cam, good ratings Nextbase 222 (2019) - low-cost 1080p cam, good value for money Nextbase 312GW (2016) - top quality 1080p cam, best seller in the UK Nextbase 322GW (2019) - promising 1080p cam, supports CPL and rear camera Nextbase 402G - same as DOD LS430W (rebranded) Nextbase 412GW (2016) - good quality 1440p cam, but less popular than 312GW Nextbase 422GW (2019) - 1440p cam with CPL and optional rear cam, supports Alexa Nextbase 512G (2015) - mid-quality 1080 cam Nextbase 512GW (2016) - 412GW plus CPL filter and HDR Nextbase 522GW (2019) - 1440p, most popular of Nextbase's 2019 "Series 2", lots of features **** Good Buy in 2020 Nextbase 612GW (2017) - 4K resolution, issues with video quality and battery failure Nextbase Duo HD (2018) - 2x1080p taxi cam, but no infrared Nextbase Mirror (2017) - 1080p cam that clips on rear view mirror, mixed user ratings Papago GoSafe GS-260 (2014) - Reliable 1080p cam that clips on rear view mirror Panorama X2 (2014) - 2x1080p dual cam with one processor per camera, good video Pruveeo C2 (2018) - low-cost uber cam with mediocre night video Pruveeo D30H (2018) - 2x1080p uber cam with decent video. Rexing V1 (2016) - low-cost 1080 wedge-shaped cam, OK video Rexing V1 4K UHD (2018) - fake 4K Rexing V1P (2016) - Rexing V1 plus 640x480 (VGA) rear camera, rear resolution too low RoadHawk HD (2013) - good quality 1080p cam for the time, but not a big commercial success Rove R2-4K (2017) - fake 4K Samoon 3H2F - alternative name for GS6000 A7 Shadow GT680W (2013) - small 1080p cam with good video Street Guardian SG9663DC (2017) - 2x1080p dual dash cam with excellent video Street Guardian SG9663DCPRO (2018) - minor upgrades to SG9663DC, excellent 2x1080p video ***** Recommended in 2020 Street Guardian SG9665GC (2015) - high quality 1080p cam Street Guardian SGGCX2 (2018) - excellent quality 1080p cam Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO (2018) - upgraded SGGCX2, supports optional rear cam ***** Recommended in 2020 ThiEYE T5e (2017) - early 4K action cam, high bit rate, has "dash cam mode" Thinkware F200 (2019) - mid-price 1080+720p dual cam with mediocre video quality Thinkware FA200 (2019) - like Thinkware F200 plus time-lapse parking mode Thinkware F800 (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam, replaced by F800 pro Thinkware F800 Pro (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam, great parking mode ***** Recommended in 2020 Thinkware Q800 Pro (2019) - high-end 1440p cam, rear camera optional Thinkware U1000 (2019) - high-end 4K+1440p dual dash cam with remote view ***** Recommended in 2020 Thinkware X500 (2016) - good mid-price 1080p cam, rear cam optional Thinkare X500D (2016) - Thinkware X500 plus 1080p rear cam Toguard 4K (2019) - fake 4K Toguard CE45 Uber (2019) - rear cam lacks infrared, so no good as uber cam Toguard CE46 Uber (2019) - low-cost uber cam with mediocre night video Transcend DrivePro 200 (2014) - good quality 1080p cam Transcend Drive Pro 520 (2015) - good quality 1080p+720p taxi cam TS16GDP200 - same as Transcend DrivePro 200 TS32GSDP520 - same as Transcend DrivePro 520 Urive MD-8000P Shotgun (2013) - one of the very first 1080+720p dual cams Vantrue N2 (2017) - taxi cam without infrared lights (avoid) Vantrue N2 Pro (Uber) (2017) - good 2x1080p taxi cam Vava VA-CD001 (2017) - unique design, can rotate 360° Vicovation Vico-TF2+ Premium (2013) - bulky, but good video and heat resistance Vicovation Vico-Marcus 4 (2015) - high-end single channel cam Vicovation Vico-Marcus 5 (2015) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam Vicovation Vico-Opia2 (2016) - high-end 1440p cam with excellent day time video Viofo A118C2 (2017) - low-cost 1080p cam Viofo A119 (2016) - low-cost 1440p cam, good video but issues with GPS mount Viofo A119 V2 (2016) - A119 with fixed GPS mount, extremely successful Viofo A119 V3 (2019) - cheapest dash cam with buffered parking mode, good 1440p video, recommended 2019 ***** Viofo A119S (2017) - like Viofo A119, but only 1080p video -> better quality at night Viofo A119S V2 (2017) - A119S with fixed GPS mount Viofo A129 Duo (2018) - Good mid-price 2x1080p dual cam ***** Best Dash Cam in 2020 Viofo A129 Duo IR (2019) - Taxi cam version of A129 Duo ***** Best Uber Cam in 2020 Viofo A129 Pro Duo (2019) - Best value true 4K cam, optional 1080p rear ***** Recommended in 2020 Yi Smart Dash Cam (2016) - cheapest dash cam we recommend, 1080p ***** Recommended in 2020 Z-Edge F1 (2019) - decent, but overpriced uber cam Z-Edge S3 (2017) - decent low-price dual 2x1080p cam, bulky shape Z-Edge Z3 (2016) - basic 1296p cam, mediocre video quality
- 1080p+720p: dual cam with 1080p front, 720p rear
- 2x720p: dual cam with 720p resolution front and rear
- 2x1080p: dual cam with 1080p resolution front and rear
- 4K: 4K resolution (3840×2160, or 2160p)
- CPL: Circular Polarizing Lens (reduces windshield reflections)
- Dual cam: Front and rear cameras, in separate casings. Rear cam typically mounted on rear-view window.
- HDR: High Dynamic Range (improves night video)
- Taxi cam: Front and rear camera in one casing, one cam films ahead, the other films the passenger cabin. Rear camera should have infrared (IR) lights to record the cabin at night.
- Uber cam: Same as taxi cam. The terms taxi cam and uber cam are used interchangeably,
- WDR: Wide Dynamic Range (improves night video, different implementation than HDR)